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Children & Young People Bulletin - SEND Green Paper

5 Apr 2022,

The Government has published a SEND and alternative provision green paper, setting out a vision for a single, national SEND and alternative provision system that will introduce new standards in the quality of support given to children. It also proposes a simplified Education, Health and Care Plan, and a new legal requirement for councils to introduce local inclusion plans. In addition, there is a focus on ensuring mainstream education is more inclusive and better at identifying and supporting needs.

In our media response on the Green Paper, we said it was good to see measures to increase mainstream inclusion, and that councils, as convenors of local SEND systems, will be able to bring education and health partners to the table where everyone is accountable for SEND provision. We said while the reforms will take time to be implemented, government should move quickly and work with councils to eliminate high needs deficits. We also produced a detailed briefing with our views on the SEND Green Paper.

Read the full Children & Young People Bulletin: April 2022

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.